Saturday, August 31, 2002
A presidential 'road not taken' ... yet http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0522/p02s01-uspo.html
A presidential 'road not taken' ... yet. Vermont governor brings pluck, controversy, and song – but is his liberalism too far left for the 2002 election? (By Alexandra Marks | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor, May 22, 2002 edition)
This is more of a character essay, from the Christian Science Monitor. Its short, and makes the usual points about the boldness of his position of the issues, but also gives more of a taste for his personality. Interesting tidbits about his hobbies and determination. And gives us this "action shot" of him during a 270-mile trail hike:
UNCONVENTIONAL: Dean completed a 270-mile hiking trail last summer. MIKE RIDDELL/AP
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